Greg Abbott is currently in a race with Democrat opponent Beto O'Rourke for Texas Governor.
Not only are they competing in the polls, but also for campaign funds. Last month it was revealed that Beto had broken fundraising records and had accumulated $40 million in funds, $4 million more than Abbott.
This surprised many, as Abbott traditionally had many Texan billionaires' backing him. His roster is full of rich donors, many with oil interests.
Let's take a look at the billionaires backing Abbott.
While most of the billionaires backing Abbott are Texans, he does have support from outside Texas, such as Las Vegas casino owner Steve Wynn.
So far, three people have donated $1 million; Kelcy Warren, Kenny Trout, and Javaid Anwar. However, according to Forbes, Anwar doesn't appear on the list below as he isn't a billionaire.
Paul Foster, the only billionaire in El Paso, the hometown of Beto, has also contributed heavily to Abbott's campaign.
Another interesting donation is from San Antonio billionaire Christopher "Kit" Goldsbury Junior. Despite being worth almost $2 billion, he donated just $1000 to the Abbott campaign.
- Kelcy Warren. Net worth: $4.2 billion. Contributions: $1 million
- Kenny Trout. Net worth $1.5 billion.Contributions $1 million
- Ray Lee and Nancy Hunt. Net worth $5.6 billion. Contributions $500,000
- H. Ross Perot Jr. Net worth $3.2 billion. Contributions $500,000
- Jeff and Melinda Hildebrand. Net worth $6.7 billion. Contributions $500,000
- Tilman Fertitta. Net worth $5.8 billion. Contributions $500,000
- Darwin Deason. Net worth $1.4 billion. Contributions $250,000
- Paul Foster. Net worth $1.8 billion. Contributions $250,000
- Nancy Kinder, wife of Richard Kinder. Net worth $7.2 billion. Contributions $250,000
- Drayton McLane Jr. Net worth $2.8 billion. Contributions $250,000
- Robert Rowling. Net worth $4.7 billion. Contributions $250,000
- Stephen Winn. Net worth $1.7 billion. Contributions $250,000
- Ray Davis. Net worth $2.3 billion. Contributions $125,000
- Gerald Ford. Net worth $2.5 billion. Contributions $25,000
- John Paul DeJoria. Net worth $2.8 billion. Contributions $25,000
- Ken Fisher. Net worth $5.5 billion. Contributions $250,000
- Trevor Rees-Jones. Net worth $4.5 billion. Contributions $25,000
- Christopher "Kit" Goldsbury Jr. Net worth $1.7 billion. Contributions $1,000
What do you think of these donations? Would you prefer these billionaires to donate to worthy charities and needy organizations? Where do you think their wealth should go?
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